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- Published on Monday, 16 June 2014 17:04
Embarking on a research career is not always easy. In order to make research careers more attractive to young people, Marie Curie Actions offer early-stage researchers the opportunity to improve their research skills, join established research teams and enhance their career prospects via the Innovative Training Networks (ITN). At least three participants (universities, research centres and companies) join together in a public private collaboration to propose a coherent programme for an ITN. Marie Curie ITN Fellows receive an extensive, three-year training programme with the aim to enhance their professional skills set.
For up-to-date information about Horizon 2020 and new calls for Marie Curie ITN proposals, please visit the participant portal of the Research & Innovation website of the European Commission here.
Currently call H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015 is active - deadline 13 January 2015
Are you wondering what PCDI can do to complement your team application? Please read below.
PCDI partnering in Marie Curie ITN
PCDI can be approached to be involved as company partner. The deliverables PCDI offers have been highly valued by Marie Curie Actions. PCDI has actively contributed to multiple Marie Curie ITN applications and no less than three of these applications have been granted.
As an associate partner, PCDI contributions involve
- complimentary skill training for professional development of scientists
- programmes to increase the employability of young researchers in- and outside academia after obtaining their PhD and
- mentoring PhD students to work out a personal career development plan
Please contact Ms Lilian Menu l.menu[at]pcdi.nl for more information
In 2014 PCDI is associate partner in 3 Marie Curie' s Innovative Training Networks (ITN):
Over the course of the coming three years PCDI contributes complementary skill training for professional development of scientists, including a self-developed programme to increase the employability of young researchers in- and outside academia after obtaining their PhD and mentoring PhD students to work out a personal career development plan. The first year starts with the training 'research management and personal effectiveness'.
Read below some comments given by participants to this PCDI course:
'The course was really helpful. The level of confidence and kind of mistakes one may make over time can be greatly increased and reduced. In my opinion the timing of this course, at the beginning of my PhD, was really good. Thank you'
'I found Research Management and Personal Effectiveness very interesting.
It opens a window on a crucial issue, namely communication'
'Mixing interaction and lectures, this course contains the most important things and combines them.
It provides a perfect start for a PhD student'